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Re: pg_dump

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: David Saracini <dsaracini(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Kupershmidt <schmiddy(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql novice forum <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_dump
Date: 2009-08-27 01:52:37
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David Saracini <dsaracini(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> I guess what I'm wishing for is that pg_dumb was changed to where the
> password could be sent via the command line.  I've seen this requested
> multiple times and it's always been just rejected.  I'm not sure why.
> Anyone know?

Yes: on most platforms, anything exposed on a process command line is
*FAR* more insecure than any of the alternatives you just dismissed out
of hand as not secure enough for you.  See "ps" and equivalents.

			regards, tom lane

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